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Buying far too much

Discussion in 'General Shaving' started by Holyzeus, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Holyzeus

    Holyzeus Quack Quack

    Anyone else?
    I've only used my new Brad Sears twice and yesterday a New Forest Tubby arrived, today a used Romera from the States
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  2. R181

    R181 Forum GOD!

    Yup, buying too much is common in shaving as a hobby as opposed to just a daily ritual to be gotten done.

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  3. Well..I only just received my new Blackbird OC and I am now lusting after a Timeless.. before Xmas I bought a RR Wunderbar..so you could say yes.
    However I haven't bought any soaps for quite a while. I suppose what I am trying to say is I think you will be quite at home here @Holyzeus !
    Some members have spectacular collections,by the way your brushes sound rather lovely..maybe I need a new brush hmmm :laugh:
  4. Rowlers

    Rowlers Massive Member Staff Member

    Yeah, I don't buy "THAT" much and do try to move on stuff I don't use. Although I have got one or 2 brushes now, and I am not sure why. They all do the same job!
    But then again so do razors and soaps!:D
  5. Wayne

    Wayne Forum Sod

    I'm slowing down but only because I'm restricting myself to razors available in the UK. There aren't many around as most new ones are based in the U.S.
  6. flobberdob

    flobberdob Legendary Member

    I have already got 2 soaps this month and have 5 more on the way. I think I have about enough soap for 30 years now, that should take me nicely to retirement.

    At which point advancements in medical science will allow me to have all the hair safely lasered from me face. I will then sell my by then vintage razors for a fortune to fund my retirement.
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  7. Sid James

    Sid James ...

    Guilty, 18 straights in about 2 months.
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  8. Wayne

    Wayne Forum Sod

    I must admit to being ever so slightly jealous of your straights Sid. I wish I could find some of those nice ones like you have found recently.
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  9. Holyzeus

    Holyzeus Quack Quack

    Maybe what I should of said really was not so much buying loads as I go in spurts but buying a lot in a short space of time so that it's hard to devote
  10. Redd

    Redd A Right Member

    Pretty much everyone who has ever posted on a shaving forum has suffered at one time or another from an Acquisition Disorder (Razor/Brush/Soap). Also, if you stick around long enough too, you see plenty of people who MUST BUY EVERYTHING they can get their hands on and then just disappear - presumably on to another hobby!?

    Best suggestion, take a breath instead of buying on instinctive reaction. :okay:

    Oh yeah, and un-follow posts by @Darkbulb - there leads the path to madness!:eek:
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  11. Dipesh

    Dipesh Forum GOD! Staff Member

    I've had BAD for a good while now. I enjoy it so it's all good.

    I do have too many soaps and creams though so don't buy many, if any at all these days.

    Interestingly from the artisan band wagon, and getting variable results, along with a lot of disappointment, I'm now back on to and enjoying the old favourites from back in the day. Remember the 3T's and DRH?! It's good stuff when you dial it in and know how to use it properly.
  12. chris.hale

    chris.hale Legendary Member

    Cumbria, England
    DRH is fantastic stuff. There are some great Artisan soaps out there but Harris really know what they're doing.
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  13. + 100 Possibly the best British (Non artisan) soap .IMHO
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  14. Looney12345

    Looney12345 Forum GOD!

    Can someone take a pic of the ingredients list of DR Harris if they have a spare moment? Looked on their site but ingredients aren't listed. One thing I really like about the soaps produced by the "artisan" producers over here is the ingredients list are readily available and generally use natural ingredients/methods which appeals more to me than those using chemicals...
  15. This was on my last puck of Marlborough soap:

    Potassium Palmate, Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Aqua, Potassium Palm Kernelate, Glycerin, Parfum, Prunus Dulcis, Sodium Chloride, Petrolatum, Palm Kenel Acid, Limonene, Amyl Cinnamal, Orthotolyl Biguanide, Geraniol, Linalool, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Cl 77891.

    A lot of chemicals..it's true.:facepalm:However, when I said "best" soap I wasn't talking about ingredients..just performance, for me.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
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